Boise wasn’t exactly a planned stop. We had to borrow a plane seat from our amazing friends at Western Aircraft. Since it was nice weather, we hung out for a while. Nice city, accessibly sized for walking.
One of Boise’s notable successful citizens was JR Simplot, who made a fortune in Idaho with a handshake agreement to supply Idaho russet potatoes to Ray Kroc’s McDonalds national franchise. (Kroc had previously been sourcing his potatoes locally in each location.) After that, he made a fortune in Micron Technologies (chips and chips, get it?). He passed away in 2008 at the age of 99, but wanted to leave a legacy behind – JUMP! Jack’s Urban Meeting Place will be a nonprofit place for teaching, meetings, historic tractors and a slide that will spiral from the 5th floor down to the 1st floor. Builders are scratching their heads to realize truly complicated architecture.